Tag: Tom Wheeler

Industry, Workforce

Biden finally makes FCC picks: Rosenworcel as chair, Gigi Sohn as commissioner

October 26, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

President Biden finally made his picks for the Federal Communications Commission today, ending a baffling delay that forced Democrats to operate in a 2-2 deadlock with Republicans instead of the 3-2 majority that the president’s party typically enjoys. The names […]

Federal, Policy

Ajit Pai’s FCC lied about “DDoS” attack, ex-chair’s statement indicates

June 8, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

There was no DDoS attack against the Federal Communications Commission comments system in 2014, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said this week. Wheeler’s statement disputes claims made by the FCC under current Chairman Ajit Pai, who is under fire for […]

Federal, Policy

Trump’s FCC chairman says he won’t just do what Trump tells him to

March 9, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today pledged to US senators that he will operate independently of the White House. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) raised questions about the chairman’s independence two days after Pai met with President Donald Trump and […]

Federal, Policy

Tom Wheeler accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality

January 12, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

With just over a week left as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler today accused AT&T and Verizon Wireless of violating net neutrality rules with paid data cap exemptions. But with the FCC about to switch to Republican […]


FCC Urged To Rein In Broadband Providers On Privacy Grounds

January 20, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

More than 50 U.S. consumer and privacy organizations including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have co-signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler calling for “strong rules” to protect the privacy of broadband users by […]


FCC Chairman Wheeler Defends Status Quo, Rebuffs Attempts To Open Up Spectrum Auction

June 25, 2015

Via: Lucas Matney

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler rejected calls from T-Mobile and others Thursday to expand the amount of wireless spectrum being reserved for small carriers in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction. In a blog post, Wheeler held that the “current reserve size […]

State & Local

FCC Chairman Backs Strong Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2015

Via: Brian Heaton

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that his new Net Neutrality plan will ban paid prioritization of content and maintain an open Internet for all. In an opinion piece for Wired, Wheeler explained that his new draft rules will rely […]